Critical Legal Studies: Intellectual History and the History of the Present

Thu, Feb 27, 2020, 4:30 pm to Fri, Feb 28, 2020, 6:30 pm
Sponsor(s): 
Program in Law and Public Affairs
Princeton University Library
Program in American Studies
Shelby Cullom Davis Center

On February 27 and 28, 2020, the Program in Law and Public Affairs of Princeton University (LAPA) hosts a conference titled “Critical Legal Studies: Intellectual History and the History of the Present.” The conference is co-sponsored by the Princeton University Library, the Program in American Studies, and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center of the Department of History. The conference will explore the emergence of the critical legal studies movement within the legal academy during the 1970s and 1980s. The organizers hope it will spark a discussion of the possibilities for critique, dissent, and heterodox positions within powerful American institutions.